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The Huawei phone runs Android version 2.3.6 (Gingerbread and is generally easy to use. It is about the size of an IPhone but with larger screen space. There are 5 different home screens which can be swiped through in rotation. I bought the product as it was a cheaper alternative to other smart phones. It have not regretted the decision, it does what most other smart phones do but for less money. It is not the most powerful of phones and needs the phone memory runs out quickly but this can be rectified with a memory card.
it tends to freeze a lot but this is down to the lack of memory and with the extra memory card this is improved. Battery life is good and lasts at least a full day of frequent usage. Recommended for people who want to spend less on a phone that still does the job
Huawei Ascend G300
A lot of you may not have heard of Huawei before, but chances are you have used their technology already, as most mobile broadband modems are of Huawei manufacture; and they also serve 45 out of 50 of the world's largest telecom operators, needless to say, when I was gifted their first major consumer mobile phone for the UK market, I was excited to see what they came up with.
The first impression of handling the phone itself was its generous screen size coupled with an ergonomic design that fits in your hand perfectly; despite the large screen size it does not feel cumbersome and weighty like similar phones, yet feels sturdy; luckily it has gorilla glass to protect the front from scrapes and falls
The phone runs Android version 2.3.6 (Gingerbread), turning it on, the screen hits you with vivid colours of the Huawei logo, and runs you through a quick setup process to get you up and running, including a handy tutorial on the inbuilt text input TouchPal. Dont let the poor English in the tutorial fool you, ("This input method so many killing features so that you can input very fast on your phone!") this is an excellent input method especially for texting; for example swipe up on the "a" key to get a capital A, swipe downward to get the number or symbol displayed on the virtual button, press the virtual button to get a lowercase letter; its truely genius.
There are 5 different home screens which can be swiped through in rotation, with a fast 1ghz processor and responsive touch screen there is hardly in lag in transition between screens; hard to imagine my first computer in 1996 had less power, and it was an unsightly thing that weighed a tonne! Under the hood also is a 5 megapixel camera, which serves a casual photographer well, so you can upload the latest high quality snaps of your night out to your Facebook account in no time; just as well then the Facebook app is installed as standard, along with other apps that integrate well such as Twitter and Maps, which uses the phone's built in gps functionality.
Speaking of apps, the phone comes with android marketplace which on its first run will update to the newer Google Play, so I was up and running with my all time favourite Angry Birds in no time. The phone also conveniently listed all the apps I currently had on my last Android phone so I could migrate them to the G300; the Youtube app took particular advantage of the large 480x800 pixel screen. A particular nifty feature was a warning if I was losing my wifi connection, and that any futher internet activity would incur charges. Another nifty feature was the circular 4-way screen unlock which lets you get straight into activities such as taking a photo, unfortunately the selection of the four activities is not customisable.
The phone is upgradeable to a newer version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0) which adds to the attractiveness of purchasing this phone